Fiona. Twenty. NYC. Parsons 2016. Fashion Design. I make badass headgear. I will make up a song and dance for you.
Hi, I saw your post about IUDs. Did you like the Paragard or Mirena better? I am on Nuvaring right now and am hoping to get away from the hormones, killing my libido!
I had the paragard for a year and then switched to the mirena. I hate the paragard because my cramps were unbearably painful. Usually the heavy flow and bad cramps (no hormones in this copper IUD) subside after about 6 months (as they did for my mom), but this was not the case for me. After a year I couldn’t take it and I swapped it out for the mirena. The hormones of the mirena have never effected me and my period stopped after about 3 months (this is normal and wonderful!). I had occasional spotting in the beginning and would only get my (light) period if I was super stressed. My mirena is amazing and I highly suggest you get an IUD whether you chose the paragard or the mirena.
Neither messed with my sex drive, so that problem should be solved!
Let me know if you have any more questions! I will also answer privately if you want to come off anon.